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  • Affordability Challenges and Optimism: The Housing Market’s Road Ahead

    Windermere Real Estate Chief Economist Matthew Gardner discusses affordability, student debt, and other factors impacting housing. Editor's note: this piece originally appeared in the April edition of DS News. ...

  • Leaning Into Tax Lien Investing

    This “investment secret” has been edging closer to the mainstream among real estate investors, but it remains a confusing and often intimidating strategy. Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in the March issue of DS News. ...

  • Fintech: A Change in the Mortgage Ecosystem

    How can emergent technologies such as AI alter the course of the mortgage landscape from origination to servicing? ...

  • Investing in the Zone

    Opportunity zones offer real estate investors strong incentives to invest in designated low-income census tracts. Here’s why these zones could be the next big thing. ...

  • Following Mortgage Fintech Into the Future

    Where are the big banks putting their fintech investment dollars? Regional lenders can follow their lead and find a pathway leading straight into the future. ...

Chains of Knowledge

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the March issue of DS News, out now. While today’s technological landscape is evolving at a breakneck pace, many of the core aspects of the housing and default servicing industries remain rooted in the same ...

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Exclusive Content: What’s New in DS News Magazine?

The latest issue of DS News magazine is now available in print and online, taking you deeper into the topics and challenges facing the housing and default servicing industries. The spectacular rise (and recent fall) of Bitcoin prices have helped ...

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Is the Sky Falling Over the Housing Market?

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the February issue of DS News, out now. As we go deeper into 2018, it’s safe to say the housing industry is poised for further growth. More first-time homebuyers are reported to be flooding ...

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Scoring the Unscorable

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the February issue of DS News, out now. Following the credit crisis of 2008, the economic recovery has stabilized consumer credit markets and led to a rebound of credit availability for consumers. Despite a ...

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Bracing for a Sea of Change in Mortgage Servicing

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the February issue of DS News, out now. Last year was momentous for the housing industry. The economy tracked well as home prices leapt to highs not seen since the Great Recession and existing ...

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Legal Update: Focus on FEMA and Foreclosures

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the January issue of DS News, out now. During the week of September 4, 2017, most Floridians sought shelter and boarded homes and businesses in anticipation of a direct hit by then-Category 5 Hurricane ...

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In Massachusetts, Lost Notes Create Headaches for Services

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the January issue of DS News, out now. In Massachusetts, in the seminal decision Eaton v. Federal National Mortgage Association, 462 Mass.569 (2012), the Supreme Judicial Court has held that the statutory power of ...

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Massachusetts Appeals Court Clarifies Demand Letter Ruling

Editor's note: This story was originally featured in the January issue of DS News, out now. Recently, in U.S. Bank, National Association as Trustee v. Milan, the Massachusetts Appeals Court provided further clarification on when the Pinti rule may be inapplicable. As ...

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